No movement: How to disable Apple Watch activity notifications

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The corona virus forces many people to stay at home and consequently gets less exercise. The Apple Watch of course knows nothing of the circumstances and continues to provide information about activities, breathing exercises and standing times. Thankfully,You can completely turn off notifications for Apple’s built-in apps, like Activity, Breath, Mail, Messages, and more.

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In order to reduce the stress level in relation to your own activity or lack thereof, it is advisable to currently deactivate the notifications.

How to disable Apple Watch activity notifications

TheApple Watch records a wide range of activities and notifies you of goals that have been achieved or missed. There are also small motivational aids to be seen again and again. However, the quarantine overrides the usual processes, so that information about activities can be demotivating for many people in the already difficult situation. If you want to disable notifications on Apple Watch, there are a few simple steps which you need to follow.

Here are step-by-step instructions for how to deactivate the notifications on your Apple watch:

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. You’ll see a couple of options, starting with your watch itself at the top, your choice of watch faces underneath that, and then a list of four tabs you can tap – Complications, Notifications, App Layout, and Dock.
  3. Now, tap Notifications.

By default, there are two Watch apps that will send notifications and reminders – Activity and Breathe.

  • Tap Activity. The easiest way to disable it entirely is to tap Notifications Off in the next screen.

And that’s pretty much it on how to disable Apple Watch activity notifications. We hope we are able to help you one way or another.
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